Insomnia: A Recipe For A Good Nights Sleep?

Insomnia: habitual sleeplessness, inability to sleep, wakefulness.  I’ve tried everything from downward dog pose, to drinking warm milk, to soaking in lavender scented Epsom Salt before bed, to reading in bed, to spending a fortune on trying new pillows that promise a restful night sleep.

Sleep derivation affects millions of people worldwide, so if you suffer from it, you’re not alone.  Maybe you’re getting used to being tired every day.  As for me, I’m still looking forward to that good night sleep.I came across this recipe that not only promises a good night’s sleep, but improved digestion, calming of the nervous system, and it repairs and replenishes your body.  This is an ancient remedy and I am somehow attracted to anything with the word ancient in it.

You need to give it a bit of time, it will not produce miracles overnight! I am willing to try this for a few weeks to see if I notice a difference.  I tried this last night before I went to bed, can’t say I noticed a big difference in just one night, but if you want to join me on my journey of trying to get a restful night’s sleep, try this recipe...or you can just do a couple of shots of scotch!


2 Cups Coconut Milk
1 Teaspoon of Turmeric
¼ Teaspoon of Black Pepper
1 Teaspoon of Ginger
¼  Teaspoon of Nutmeg
2 Tablespoons of Honey  OR Maple Syrup

In a saucepan, add all ingredients except honey or maple syrup. Heat over medium heat until it bubbles.  Turn heat down to low and simmer 5 minutes. Strain with a cheesecloth or a very fine strainer. Add honey or maple syrup.

Good luck, you are on your way to a blissful night sleep.

(Maryann is addicted to exercise, loves climbing high mountains with falling rocks and eating cake by the ocean.)